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May
09

Companion Planting 101, 102 and 103

calendulaI’ve had my fair share of companion planting grrrrrr moments – relying on inaccurate information, finding books that give different opinions, or in fact contradict, or wondering why the five different companion plants weren’t protecting my beans. The good folks at Plangarden blog have put together an excellent guide to help me, and you,  get it right.

Plangarden’s three part series first takes you through knowing your plant families to some common blunders. Followed up by a comparison of companion planting guides, all in handy pdf or snazzy slideshows. It’s great stuff, a handy reference with plenty of commonsense:

“credible sources like Cornell University’s Dept. of Horticulture, enjoin gardeners not to hang on to every word found in a CP guide as providing foolproof solutions. Experts encourage us to frequently check our plants (go ahead, look under the leaves!) and document observations from our own plant combinations.”

So read up, experiment, and hopefully all your plants will be zinging along with synergistic vigour soon.

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2 Responses to “Companion Planting 101, 102 and 103”


  1. 1 alifelesssimple
    June 8, 2009 at 6:35 am

    I’ve just found your blog and am loving reading it! the links alone are going to provide loads of interesting reading, nevermind your posts so thank you.

    Poppy

  2. 2 loveplantlife
    June 10, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    Thanks so much Poppy – very happy to hear. Working on a whole lot of goodness for the next week or so. Exciting things are happening in the LPLL world! Remember to let me know topic you would like covered.

    x Anna


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